Help on granite over dishwasher!!
After searching for days on the net for some advice on a granite countertop install I fould the best site ever!! So this is where the experts hang out??
I am having a stone/tile shop install about 25 sq.ft. of Giallo Vincenza granite slabs in an L configuration in my kitchen. Nothing too complex. Except: my dishwasher sits at the right end of the L. The existing laminate countertop (old!) sits right on top of the dishwaser!!
Now, I know granite weighs about 40 lbs/ft and there is no way they are going to be able to lay it on top of the dishwasher. There was never any end panel installed. (the fridge butts up against the dishwasher so it hides the end where the thing shows) I am gussing I am going to have to install some end cap there to support the granite.
I am pretty good with carpentry and can make a piece that goes on the end. I was thinking about using just some 3/4 in. plywood. Will this work? How should I anchor it to get the most support for the granite?
Thanks in advance to anyone who has seen this scenario or done this!